Tag Archives: Serbia

Real men eat cake

Special thanks to Allison for the gorgeous photos of cake. I don’t think I’ve had an icecream sundae since my 7th birthday. There’s a picture of me and a knickerbocker glory that’s so tall I’m standing on a chair to … Continue reading

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Cevapi

Check out these bad boys: Sarajevo style cevapi. In particular, note the bread, fried on the cevapi hotplate mmmmmm – Cevapi are to the peoples of the Balkans what souvlaki is to the Greeks and kebaps to the Turks. In … Continue reading

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Kajmak

Kaymak is so dangerous to health it should almost be illegal. A Balkan ¬†delicacy, kaymak’s made by skimming the cream off warmed milk, salting it and layering it, day by day in a barrel where it’s stored for a number … Continue reading

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My mother in law’s chicken soup

There’s a reason that bestseller self-help book was called Chicken Soup for the Soul. There’s something special about it that’s so health restoring, nourishing and comforting. After a week on the booze, mixed grill and cream cakes, The Man and … Continue reading

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The cult of the bread

I love bread. I have always loved bread. For my 17th birthday my mum gave me a copy of Elizabeth David’s tome ‘English Bread and Yeast Cookery’ and I was dead chuffed. I read it cover to cover, all 500-odd … Continue reading

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Goldfish in a bowl

Coming from a very large island, I don’t have much experience of eating river fish. In Serbia, indeed in much of central Europe, fish from the rivers and lakes is the norm. The first time I visited Serbia, in 2003, … Continue reading

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The seasons in Serbia: part II

Coming into our building today the smell of roasting red peppers hit as soon as the elevator doors opened. Someone was making ajvar. Further to my first piece on the seasons in Serbia, I am amazed and delighted that making … Continue reading

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